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2014 Travis County Environmental Forum Quizzes Candidates on Eco-Issues

Texas Green Network hosted an Environmental Forum for County Judge and County Commissioner candidates on February 7th, 2014, addressing questions to them provided by nine environmental organizations.  County Judge candidates Andy Brown and Sarah Eckhardt and County Commissioner candidates Brigid Shea, Garry Brown and Richard Jung participated. Support for the event was provided by Austin […]

Report: Residential Solar Systems Reduce Summer Peak Demand by Over 50% in Texas research trial

South-Facing Solar Cut Peak Demand from Grid 54% – West-Facing Systems, 65% In most markets, rooftop solar panels are promoted as a way for electric utility customers to reduce their reliance on fossil fuel power and — eventually — save money on their electric bill.  According to a new PSR Analytics report from Texas-based energy […]

Robbins: Dry lakes demand conservation

The question on a lot of people’s minds right now is, “How low can they go?” Lakes Travis and Buchanan, which supply much of our region’s water, are not natural lakes. They are reservoirs completed in the 1930s and ’40s. At full capacity, they hold 2 million acre-feet. (An acre-foot is enough water for annual […]

SXSW Eco This Week – Your Business Should Be There!

SXSW Eco (October 7-9) is less than a month away and the world will converge in Austin to learn, collaborate and discover the people and initiatives shaping the future of our planet. Launched by SXSW® Conferences and Festivals in 2011, SXSW Eco is a three-day conference and festival held annually in Austin, Texas focusing on sustainable innovation […]

USGBC Central Texas Call for Presentation Proposals

Call for 2014 Monthly Meeting Presentation Proposals! Due: Monday, October 7, 2013 Thought Leaders, Innovators and Decision Makers Encouraged to Submit Education Programs for 2014 The USGBC Central Texas – Balcones Chapter is now accepting education program proposals for the 2014 calendar year for its monthly meetings in San Antonio and Austin, TX.The Chapter’s education programs advance […]

Texas Green Network is Retooling and You Can Help

New Focus on Connecting Businesses & Professionals with Advocacy Opportunities Over the past 5 ½ years, TGN has developed as a great connecting point for like-minded businesses. Our 75+ events has focused on many areas, including but not limited to political, policy and advocacy positions. Other great organizations have come and go in recent years […]

Local Food Bills Heard by Texas House Public Health Committee

Improving Economic Development and Access to Healthy Food Two important local food bills were heard before the Texas House Public Health Committee at the Capitol yesterday on Wednesday, February 27. Over 100 Texans – including registered dietitians, nurses, licensed raw dairy farmers, and raw milk consumers – attended the hearing and registered in support of HB […]

City now accepting nominations for 5th Annual Green Building Awards

The City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability is now accepting nominations for the fifth annual Green Building Awards, an event that showcases breakthroughs and emerging technologies in the field of green building. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 3, 2013. Nomination forms are available at The awards will feature categories for new […]

City of Austin Wins Climate Leadership Award

We are excited to share some good news: the City of Austin has just received a 2013 Climate Leadership Award.  This national award is given by the Environmental Protection Agency and three nonprofit partners — The Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change Officers. Austin is proud […]

Austin Residents Celebrate Single-Use Bag Ordinance

Community leaders and environmental advocates mark the implementation of Austin’s historic single-use bag ordinance with a “Bag to the Future” Party at Cherrywood Coffeehouse this Thursday February 28 at 7:00 PM. The party features live music from the Whiskey Shivers and other acts, as well as a Coolest Bag Contest for green designers and face […]